So I went and saw my carb guy. He suggested that I plug the EGR, CTO, and leave only my PCV and Dist. advance. He also suggested I move my throttle cable connection to the higher of the 2 points. He also made a few minor tweaks and suggested I check my a plug to see if I needed bigger jets. Check, check, and check.
After checking a plug, I headed down to his shop and got 2 bigger jets. Combined, this helped a little. However, while replacing the jets I noticed a smoke/steam coming from under the power-steering pump. It appeared to be coming from the fuel pump so I wiped her down and started jeep to see if I could see it leaking. The leak was apparent so I replaced the fuel pump and the problem was solved. Yet, another one presented itself.
In order to get the old fuel pump out, I had to remove the distributor (unbolted fuel pump and pulled away from block but the fuel line was seized and couldn't remove with pump in compartment). I then installed the new fuel pump, reinstalled the distributor (estimating from previous location), tightened things up and then took her for a test drive. Was running a little rough and I attributed that to not checking the timing, but the previous issue was solved.
After returning home and while checking the timing, I was WAY off. Prior to removal I had set it to 5 or 6 degrees BTDC (book recommends btw. 3 - 7) and that was doable. Now, to get 5 BTDC, it puts the vacuum advance right in line with the PS belt. I presently have her set at 10 (as close to belt as possible) but get a lot of predet on hard acceleration. Can or why would a new fuel pump move my timing approximately 10-15 degrees??? As far as I understand, a distributor can only be installed at 0 and 180 out.
Any help, thoughts, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.